Lil Reese (right) next to rapper, Chief Keef in 2013
|Birth name||Tavares Taylor|
January 6, 1993 |
Chicago, Illinois, United States
|Labels||Glory Boyz Entertainment, Def Jam|
|Associated acts||Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Fredo Santana|
Tavares Taylor (born January 6, 1993), better known by his stage name Lil Reese is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is signed to the major record label Def Jam and Glory Boyz Entertainment.
Taylor gained recognition when Chief Keef's hit single "I Don't Like" featuring Lil' Reese garnered widespread international attention. He then began to receive popularity through his music videos, including "Us" and "Beef". He then caught the eye of producer No I.D., who had produced albums or tracks for artists like Common, Kanye West and others, which led to Taylor signing with hip hop label Def Jam.
In November 2012 he released a remix from his song "Us" with Rick Ross and Drake which later appeared on Rick Ross' mixtape The Black Bar Mitzvah. Taylor also created many songs with upandcoming music producers, such as Young Chop. He is also featured on Juelz Santana's song "Bodies". In January 2013 Taylor released a remix to his song "Traffic" featuring Young Jeezy and Twista. On September 2, 2013, Lil Reese released his second solo mixtape Supa Savage, featuring guest appearances from Chief Keef, Lil Durk, Fredo Santana, Wale and Waka Flocka Flame.
In May 2010, Reese pleaded guilty to burglary charges and was given two years of probation.
On October 24, 2012, a video allegedly showing Reese assaulting a woman was posted to the internet. On April 28, 2013, Reese was arrested by Chicago Police on a warrant issued two days earlier, based on criminal trespass to a residence with persons present, battery, and mob action from the video incident from February 2012.
On June 23, 2013 Reese was arrested in Chicago and charged with Motor vehicle theft after an incident on April 13, where he was not able to provide proof of ownership for a BMW 750Li. However the Grand Theft Auto charge would be dropped. Then on July 13, Reese was arrested again in Chicago for marijuana possession, a violation of his probation.
- For Greater Glory Vol. 1 (with GBE) (Hosted by Trap-A-Holics) (2012)
- Don't Like (Hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Cannon) (2012)
- For Greater Glory Vol. 2 (with GBE) (Hosted by Trap-A-Holics, DJ Hustlenomics, DJ Cash Crook) (2012)
- For Greater Glory Vol. 2.5 (with GBE) (Hosted by Trap-A-Holics & DJ Cash Crook) (2012)
- Supa Savage (Hosted by DJ Scream) (2013)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album/Mixtape|
|US||US R&B||US Rap|
(featuring Chief Keef)
As featured performer
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"I Don't Like"
(Chief Keef featuring Lil Reese)
|"Off The Shits"||Lil Durk||I'm Still A Hitta|
|"My Lil Niggas"||Fredo Santana, Chief Keef||It's A Scary Site|
|"Don't Try It"||Frenchie||Concrete Jungle 2|
|"Nobody Move"||Jay Stonez||N/A|
|"Bodies"||2013||Juelz Santana||God Will'n|
|"S.O.S. (Smash On Sight)"||Cap1, Lil Durk||T.R.U. 2 It|
|"No Lackin"||Funkmaster Flex, Waka Flocka Flame, Wale||Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?|
|"Competition"||Lil Durk||Signed To The Streets|
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- South Side rapper Lil Reese arrested on warrant - chicagotribune.com
- Lil Reese Arrested, Charged With Auto Theft | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
- Lil Reese Arrested For Drug Possession | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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- "Chief Keef Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
- "New Mixtape: Funkmaster Flex 'Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?'". Vibe. April 13, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2013.